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Basic rctl process.max-file-descriptor (value 256) exceeded by process XXX (Doc ID 1019119.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Problem with rctl on "early started daemons"

Now, they are getting many annoying and misleading messages in /var/adm/messages from daemons like inetd and other "early started processes" instead of seeing only their applications, as expected.
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Nov 28 12:51:44 <hostname> genunix: basic rctl process.max-file-descriptor (value 256) exceeded by process 583
Nov 28 12:51:47 <hostname> genunix: basic rctl process.max-file-descriptor (value 256) exceeded by process 589
Nov 28 12:51:51 <hostname> last message repeated 6 times
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# ptree 583
207   /usr/lib/inet/inetd start
  583   /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
    589   -sh
      597   bash

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Messages are generated from i.e. /usr/sbin/in.telnetd (forked by inetd) by open/read/close of filedescriptor 256

Cause

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